Meet the Team
Owner of Star Tykes
"My background has always centred around Entertainment and working with children. I have a BA in Performing Arts and immediately from university I worked with Theatre in Education production companies, touring shows and worked at various Holiday parks as an entertainer and singer. After moving to North Wales I began working as a vocalist throughout the North West and as a Manager for various children's playcentres which is where I began to create the basis for Star Tykes. I am now a mum of one and I know how hard it is to entertain children so my focus is 100% driven by the fuel of creating the best entertainment that would even surpass the critique of my daughter"
'Its an easy role when you love what you do.
I have been working in entertainment for a long time as a dancer and choreographer and also as a dance teacher. Throughout Winter I can usually be found treading the boards in local Pantomime productions. My opportunity to work in Star Tykes occurred after booking Becki as en entertainer for my son's birthday.
Party Host/Animal Handler
Dan is our newest member of the team and helps bring to life the Superheroes and Male characters. His energy and enthusiasm to the job always proves to be a big hit (especially when his character is feeling particularly cheeky.) As well as entertaining with Star Tykes, Dan works alongside a job working in a Livery helping to support animal enthusiasts and in doing so is also our SQP and professional handler for our Critter Parties.
We at Star Tykes know what children want when it comes to parties. They want simple yet effective party games that challenge and inspire imagination and they want party dances that give that feel good 'Holiday park' atmosphere.
With over 10 years of experience in professional entertainment and working with children, we aim to offer a party experience like no other.
We inspire children to work together with teamwork games, keep fit with our feisty party dances and even educate through fun quizzes and activities.
We have a host of party packages to suit all budgets and occasions whether you simply require a Party Host to entertain the children or would like us to plan the entire event, either way we guarantee you will have a stress free party enabling you to sit back, relax and enjoy!!
Founded originally in 2008 as BND Birthdays, the newly rebranded Star Tykes has established itself within the North West England and North East Wales as one of the most innovative and inspiration party planning organisations. Whilst running successful parties in the North West of the UK and North Wales, Star Tykes are currently working on expanding the business to the South East of England and are in the development process of creating 'Star Tykes Toddler Time.'
Our aim is to offer professional yet affordable entertainment that is available to all families and budgets. We have found that with the recent decline in the economy many parents have to save more money and therefore have to compromise on entertainment for their loved ones during special events. Too many times have we heard from parents in the past who have had to ask their children to decide on whether to have a DJ OR a character. With Star Tykes you can have both at a fraction of the cost without losing out on the quality.
When you book with Star Tykes know that you are booking with complete confidence that your loved ones day will be filled with fun, laughter, magic and a little bit of mayhem that only we can provide. We are unrivalled in our unique style and methods in which not only entertain but also encourage the children to use their imagination and follow us through an adventure. All of our in-house trained Party Entertainers are unique and although follow a set script when running a party, have their own personal flare and excitement to really shake up a party. We work alongside our hosts to ensure that they continue to develop their skills to an ever changing market and regularly improve our party sets so that they evolve as the children grow, this ensures that when you re-book for the following year your party will never be the same as the last.
Our continued high standards and professionalism from start to finish mean that we are at the cutting edge of Children’s Entertainment and are constantly pushing the limits higher to compete with rival companies and the recent surge in Children’s play centres.
We believe that every child deserves their dream party and with this thought in mind we aim to deliver that dream and more. Whether you would like a small family function held in your living room or a fantastical fairy-tale parade with balloons and musicians, our experienced team will be there to ensure that dream becomes a reality.
‘…Great entertainer for all occasions and showed true professionalism throughout the day. Will definitely be looking at booking for future events.’ – Nick Simpson, Deeside, 2013
As well as entertainment provided by our Star Tykes Party hosts, services can include full food catering, bespoke birthday cakes and cupcakes, face painting, party bags, décor, tableware, invites and thank you cards, sweet treats, balloon modelling and party planning ensuring that all the hassle is taken care of enabling you to simply relax and watch the fun unfold.
In addition to Party Entertainment Star Tykes is an ambassador to ‘Edutainment’ a pioneering experience in which children are educated through the use of entertainment strategies and games, from spelling to maths the children are encouraged to not only have fun but also to learn through play. We also offer specially designed Toddler Tykes parties designed to entertain and engage the younger audience of ages 0-3 through lights, bubbles, audio and sensory stimuli. In 2015 Star Tykes will be launching its very first Edutainment Classes to local nurseries, playgroups and play centres. This is a unique opportunity for parents with pre-school children to attend classes where the children are given the chance to express themselves through song and dance whilst actively teaching the children those precious first lessons all accredited by the school curriculum. Star Tykes also offer an exclusively managed Wedding and event crèche run by our professionally trained team of entertainers who will ensure that the children are looked after and catered for allowing you to enjoy the festivities without any added stress.5
Alongside our Toddler parties, Star Tykes offer a whole host of Party Packages including disco parties which include magic tricks, puppetry, party dances and puzzles. Older children can enjoy special treatment parties such as princess parties, pirate parties, or even superhero parties – the list is endless! For the troublesome teenage years we can provide services to help make those ‘sweet 16’ parties a success. We also provide event planning and management services for over 18 events including hosting Casino Royale nights, murder mystery events and are available for all corporate functions.
So if you are looking for small but successful or large and luxurious make sure you book with Star Tykes for a once in a lifetime party experience.